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Bandits kill one year old baby in Kaduna, set 56 houses on fire

Six killed as bandits open fire on commuters along Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road

Thirteen people, including a one-year-old child, have been killed in a series of attack across communities in Zangon Kataf, Kauru and Chikun Local Government Areas of Kaduna State.

Effiezy gathered that 56 houses and 16 motorcycles were razed, with several barns and houses burnt during the attack.

Those killed were identified as Esther Bulus, Maria Bulus (one-year-old daughter of Esther), Lami Bulus, Aliyu Bulus, Monday Joseph, Geje Abuba, Wakili Filibus, Yakubu Ali, Dije Waziri and Joseph Ibrahim.

Those injured during the attack are Cecilia Aku, Yakubu Idi , Godiya Saleh, Moses Adamu.

The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the attacks in a statement issued on Friday, said the injured are receiving treatment in hospital.

He explained further that Masaka village in Chikun local government was also attacked and one Duza Bamaiyi was killed, and two other persons were injured.

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He said troops mobilized to the location to eventually repel the attack.

He equally disclosed that armed bandits killed one Zakka Pada in Kurmin Kaduna of Chikun local government area, and left one Pada Dalle injured.

He also said the killings were reported to the Kaduna State Government by the Military under the auspices of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH).

According to the report, armed bandits also attacked one Irmiya Godwin and his brother as they returned from their farm in Gora Gan village of Zangon Kataf LGA. Irmiya Godwin was killed, while his brother escaped.

He said Governor Nasir El-Rufai received the report with sadness, and prayed for the repose of the souls of the slain, while sending condolences to their families.

He also wished the injured citizens quick recovery.

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